Welcome to the 2012 Ultimate Blog Party at Brimful Curiosities! Please grab a wood stump chair, put up your feet, make yourself at home and stay awhile. We like to keep things whimsical and relaxed here.
My name is Janelle -- I'm the hostess and blog proprietor here at Brimful Curiosities. I'm a stay-at-home mom to two young children. And, in case you didn't guess by the subtitle, I like to read children's books with my kids and blog about our reading experiences. We also spend time crafting, exploring the outdoors and doing all the normal things families do together like building Christmas trees out of books and making silly things out of Popsicle sticks.
One of the regular features here is my Full to the Brim - Kid's Book Giveaway List, published each Friday (though this year I've been somewhat lax at publishing each week, but I hope to get back into the groove soon). If you like children's books and entering giveaways, you'll probably want to take a look at my lists. Additionally, my kids and I often post a fun, book-related craft each week, and I try post a photo for Wordless Wednesday each week. Other than that, my posts vary ranging from reviews to personal observations.
April is National Poetry Month so we've been reading a few poems together. This week our favorite poetry book is Shel Silverstein's Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook. It's full of spoonerisms in rhyming verse -- poems that feature crazy, mixed-up words with switched letters that can take on new meanings. The poems in Silverstein's book inspired this amateur attempt at writing spoonerisms. It's my topsy-turvy description of what Brimful Curiosities (or rather Crimful Buriosities) is all about:
mostly about bhildren's cooks.
My family likes to cead and rraft,
be sure to lake a took!
Niction or fon-fiction,
it doesn't batter a mit.
On our lrips to the tibrary,
we always bind fooks that are a hit.
Besides books, it's sard to hay
just what I'll decide to post.
Products, giveaways, Full to the Brim, nature activities,
it's best not to bit and soast.
So friends, don't hesitate to stop, hay si!
I cruly therish each and every comment left here.
And I promise to feturn the ravor,
it's cun to fonnect at the UBP every year!
This is my fourth year participating in the party, and I've been blogging since 2008. If you want to know more about me you can read my previous party posts 2011 and 2010 and 2009.
And, if you'd like, connect with me via other social media sites: @iambrimful or Facebook or http://pinterest.com/brimful/
Thanks for visiting!